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"Atheism prooves that we are living in a free speech country. I don't find it offensive and it's not a source of concern for the catholic church." (Msgr. Bertrand Ouellette - famous Quebec priest)


Hi everyone, and welcome to my ThinkAtheist page.
To be honest, I was hoping to find a website like this would show up, A real organized community of atheists, hanging around to discuss ideas with other anti-clerical friends.

As I do not live in the United States of America, I can't even start to pretend I know what atheists in the US are feeling towards religion. I've read a lot about the subject and I know that atheists may be treated differently, in a hidden manner.
But I wish it wouldn't be like that for you guys. I wish you had the opportunity to speak out, I wish you guys had the representation in politics that you deserve and I wish you'd live in an atheist heaven like I do.

For all those reasons, I've decided to write a little something on a daily basis about the situation of atheism in Quebec. I find it interesting (of course I live there) to write about my own situation, as I hope it may inspire other communities around the globe.

Stats, facts, opinions and thoughts...all of this on this page, and more!

FYI - I speak french, but I am Quebecois. Quebec is a province in Canada, soon to be a country. Quebec is a majority french speaking province. I consider myself good, not great in english, so be cool.

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French atheist Quebecer
Why are you here?
Looking for other rationalists to discuss with. I come from a a country that may not have been founded under the same religious values, but if so, we in Canada sure don't save a special spot for religion in every sphere of our culture, and couldn't be happier about it. I have some inspirations: of course Richard Dawkins is a must, but also George Carlin, and if I may quote Bill Maher: "Just because I wish for the demise of a destructive organization, does not make me a bigget. To me, they ARE destructive organizations and I'm not a bigget because I vouch for their downfall." He reads my thoughts...
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Who's prayin' in Canada?

Posted on June 17, 2009 at 11:30pm 3 Comments

I was Youtubing the other day and came across a recording of one of George Carlin's HBO specials in the 90's. Can't tell you which one, but here's a piece

"I say fine, fine, pray all you want...BUT, what about the divine plan? Remember that? Long time ago, God made a divine plan! Gave it a lot of good thought, thought it was a good plan, and then put it into practice. For billions and billions of years...the divine plan was doing just fine. Until YOU come along, and pray for… Continue

Quebec's religion status - Indifferent

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

Montreal is a multi-cultural-religious city, where christians, muslims, buddhists and jews have been co-existing for a few generations now.

We have a great past with the catholic church, which was very present throughout our history, until the mid 60s. After that great period of change, the Church became somehow "unnecessary" to Quebecers and somewhat forgot about church.

The average middle class citizen wasn't going to church anymore, but applied every catholic value into their… Continue

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At 6:07pm on June 26, 2009, jen o said…
Hey thanks for the comment and welcome to TA!

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